Schizotypal Personality Disorder Scale - 21 Items (DSPDS-21v4) is a 21 Items self-report questionnaire developed to determine whether you might exhibit the symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder. The scale has been proven to be a valid instrument and has been widely used for measuring the impact and severity of symptoms associated with Schizotypal Personality Disorder. However, it is not designed to provide a proper diagnosis and cannot replace the clinical diagnosis of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Below are the 21 statements related to your behavior and life experiences. Provide an appropriate response by indicating your level of agreement with the statement.
This self-assessment DSPDS-21v4©, developed by Deen Mohd, has been proven to be accurate in determining whether or not you may have symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. However, it is not designed to provide a proper diagnosis, and the validity of the test has been assessed in an informal environment.
How accurate is this self-test?
This self-test is based on the criteria outlined in the DSM-5 by the American Psychiatric Association. It does not matter how accurate the self-test is, but what matters is that it requires intervention by a mental health professional to make a proper diagnosis. This test can only try to predict indications of symptoms associated with this disorder. You must seek professional help if you believe that you have symptoms that are interfering with your daily life.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder Common Traits
Odd beliefs or magical thinking: people with this disorder have superstitions or psychic beliefs, and they believe they have abilities that others do not have.
Unusual perceptions: People with this disorder often experience illusions or hear and see things that others cannot see or hear.
Eccentric behavior: Wearing a bizarre dress or behaving oddly is another common trait of a schizotypal personality.
Social anxiety and paranoia: People with STPD often have difficulty maintaining relationships because they may feel suspicious of others. They also try to avoid social situations and feel comfortable spending time alone.
Odd speech patterns: They also have idiosyncratic language or talk about unreal things. They also face difficulty expressing themselves clearly.
Lack of emotional expression: People with this personality disorder often find it difficult to express emotions and may appear flat. They also face difficulty in feeling others’ sufferings and understanding others.
Social isolation: They do not want to be part of any social activities and ignore crowded places.
What if I got a high score on this self-test?
This self-assessment is not designed or intended to be used as a diagnostic tool for making a proper diagnosis of schizotypal personality disorder. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms associated with this disorder, you must consult a mental health professional for proper treatment.
A high score on an STPD screening test does not necessarily mean that you have this disorder, but it might be helpful in determining whether you are experiencing all of the symptoms or only a few. Please keep in mind that using self-assessment tools has proven to be a beneficial first step toward getting proper treatment from a mental health professional.